Back in the 1990s there were a number of boybands coming onto the music scene and one of the biggest bands at the time was the British boyband Take That, who started out as a five piece with Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, and Mark Owen. Unfortunately though, after hitting the big time and enjoying huge success, the cracks began to show.
In 1995 Robbie Williams revealed that he had quit Take That and the rest carried on as a four piece, before finally deciding to call time on the band in 1996. In 2006 Take That made a comeback, without Robbie Williams and have been continuing on since then, with Robbie making the occasional guest appearance. However, Jason Orange quit Take That last year and the band is now down to a three piece.
Meanwhile, British boyband One Direction are currently considered the biggest boyband on the planet and Gary Barlow has spoken out to give them some words of advice. Gary has told the boys, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne, that they should stick together and talk through their problems.
Barlow told MTV News, "I think they should stay as a unit. When somebody has a problem in the band, it's always something not to be ignored and to always discuss it by themselves as a five, not even necessarily with management. Just be themselves and get to know each other - I'm sure they know each other very well, but we don't know what happens behind closed doors ... we don't know who gets on and who doesn't get on."
Despite a number of One Direction split rumours over the years, it does seem very unlikely that we will see the boyband breaking up any time soon, which Gary Barlow has also touched on. Gary has spent a fair amount of time with the One Direction boys and he has admitted that they do all seem very close right now.
Barlow added, "I guess they're all great friends and it's about talking to each other. I've spent quite a bit of time with all of them really - they are all great fun. The one thing I always think about with them is they are enjoying it and that's right, enjoy it while it's here - you don't know what the future is for any of us."
Let's hope that the One Direction boys take the advice onboard, as nobody wants to see a One Direction split any time in the near future.